Tips for Vegetarian Travelers to Morocco

Vegetable tagine

Morocco is world famous for their cuisine. Moroccan couscous and tajines are some of the best dishes in the country. Often these dishes are served with meat, but if you are a vegetarian, there are still many food options for you to enjoy! Here are some tips for vegetarian travelers to Morocco:

Moroccan Bread Options

Khobz (flat round bread), Kharsha which is almost like cornbread, Malawi (little flakier naan bread).

Moroccan Bread

Vegetarian Meal Options

  • Vegetarian Tajine
    Tajines in Morocco
  • Moroccan Salads: Zaalouk is especially delicious made out of eggplant, tomato, and garlic. Tk’touka is a common salad that is made of bell peppers, tomatoes and spices. Generally, the cooked salads are eaten with bread.
  • Vegetarian Couscous
    Couscous in tajine
  • Moroccan Beans

Fruits and Vegetables

At every eatery you visit, there will be an option of fresh seasonal fruit for dessert. Moroccan olives are a huge favorite among tourists and locals. There are also lots of nuts and dry fruits available at little shops.

Recommended Vegetarian Restaurants (Marrakesh, Essaouira, Fes)

The following are some recommended vegetarian restaurants in the cities of Marrakesh, Essaouira and Fes. You may also be interested in booking a private cooking class while you’re in Marrakesh or Fes.

Marrakesh

  • Earth Café – located off of the Jemaa El Fna (the main square)
  • Café Des Epices – also located off the Jemaa El Fna main square
  • Le Foundouk Restaurant
  • Restaurant Aisha

 Essaouira

  • Lalla Mira
  • La Petite Perle

Fes

  • Riad Dar Dmana, Medina
  • Café Clock – a popular café and lunch spot in the Fes Medina

A Customized Tour for Vegetarian Travelers to Morocco

Our Morocco Travel Experts are ready to help you plan a customized Morocco tour with your vegetarian diet and preference in mind.

About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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